Joe Baker

The Best Career Advice I’ve Received Were Questions

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Guest Post by Joe Baker Here are four powerful questions and lessons learned that helped shape me and my career: 1. Would you be interested in being mentored? While I was in college, someone older and wiser asked me if I’d like to be mentored. The thought of seeking out a mentoring relationship had never occurred to me. I said “yes” and am extremely grateful. He offered genuine concern, ongoing guidance, challenging feedback and encouragement through a pivotal season of life. This experience helped shape and grow me and helped give…

13 Courageous Questions from the 2013 Global Leadership Summit

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13 Courageous Questions from the 2013 Global Leadership Summit

Note from Bob One of my highlights for the past 11 years has been attending the Global Leadership Summit. Above is the group of friends that I was privileged to attend this year’s Summit with  in Frisco, Texas – one of the 268 satellite locations. When my friend Joe Baker sent me his “13 Courageous Questions from the 2013 Global Leadership Summit” saying he thought “the ‘Question Guy’ would enjoy these” – not only did I love them – I immediately e-mailed Joe back and asked if he would share them in a…

Two Powerful Questions for Moving Forward

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Two Powerful Questions for Moving Forward

Guest Post by Joe Baker This article was originally posted at: http://www.people-results.com/author/jbaker I have been reminded lately of the power of good questions to move us forward.  Here are a couple of examples from recent conversations I’ve had while coaching clients on their leadership effectiveness: Question #1:  What do you want …? When I began coaching Mike* (*not his real name), I asked him, “what do you want in your work?” Mike’s boss had offered him and…

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